How old is Charlie?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


We've finally tried Charlie on the solids. Well when I say solids I mean, an off white sludge named "Creamy Rice"!!!! This may not mean much to others but to Mummy & Daddy, it really is a big step for our little boy growing up.......

The video is about 5 minutes long as he didn't want to stop eating!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

How a boy can change....

We have taken so many photos over the first four months of Charlie's life and really find it hard to pick out our here are some of the best, that show how much he's changed in such a short space of time.

The Christening and Engagement

Charlie was christened on May 3rd 2009 in The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Clondalkin, Dublin. It was a very special day for all the family and friends that joined us. Many of my friends and family from England flew over and stayed for the weekend and we all celebrated with a few drinks.

We would really like to thank everyone again for the amazing and thoughtful gifts that we received. They are proudly decorating our home and Charlie's bedroom.

On the same day we decided to celebrate our engagement as well! We couldn't steal the limelight from our little boy too much so we waited until he was asleep and relaxed with a few glasses (or bottles maybe) of bubbly.

Charlie on the way to the church

The proud parents and baby Charlie (No he's not wearing a dress, it's a christening gown!)

Daddy and Charlie pose for another photo

"How many more photos do we have to pose for?"

The lovely banners that Emmet printed for us really brightened up the room

Godmother and Auntie Catriona

Mummy was so excited about cutting the cake that she didn't even wait for Daddy

Daddy trying to be funny with a speech

Mum & Dad having a romantic moment to celebrate their engagement

The happy family!

We had to drag Nan off the dance floor after a few complaints that she was showing the other girls up!

Even Grandad Grumps made an effort to enjoy himself

Mum really let her hair down and was so drunk that she didn't realise that someone had stolen her shoes

Late on into the celebrations

Somehow Charlie managed to sleep through the music and looked gorgeous

Sunday, May 17, 2009

More updates will follow soon, I promise!

Haven't updated the blog recently so a quick post with the song that was number one in the charts on the day Charlie was born. Will add some more photos in the coming days of the christening and engagement parties.

The song is "My life would suck without you" by Kelly Clarkson. Now the words don't really fit the situation but the name of the song really does say it all about my special baby boy......LOVE YOU SON! :o)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Nanny & Grumps come to visit

This week we had a lovely visit from Nanny Sue, this time Grandad Bill came too. It was so good to see them again, and as usual they had lots of goodies in tow!! This time, I was actually able to see them and I reckon I'm a lucky little boy to have such nice grandparents..... They gave me plenty of cuddles and even Grandad grumps couldn't resist a few squeezes!!

Daddy borrowed his mini bus from work and we all drove out to the sea side for the day - The sun shone and a great day was had by all, Obi came too! Nanny, Mummy and I strolled along the pavement while Daddy, Grandad, Craig, Uncle Joseph and Obi played football on the beach. After a long walk, we went to a games arcade where Nanny won 6, yes, SIX teddie bears!! I got to keep 4 and Craig and Joesph got one each...... After all that hard work, everyone had yummy fish and chips, except me, I stuck with my trusty bottle of milk - DELICIOUS!

On our way to the seaside

Family Pic

Nanny won all these cuddly toys!!!!!

Nanny & Grandad took great care of me

Craig & Joseph kept putting money in all the machines and they made loud noises! Not my idea of fun!

Lucky Joseph can't drive a real car as he kept crashing! For once I was happy that Daddy was driving us home

We also had a big family get together while Nanny and Grandad were here - Nanny Ann, Grandad Joe, Mum & Dad, Craig, Uncle Joseph, Uncle Rob & Aunt Teresa, Ella, Auntie Catriona, Uncle Ross and I went to the Green Isle for dinner - We had a delicious meal and it was lovely to have most of my family in the same place. Everyone chatted till the wee hours and made preparations for my Christening.....

I love my Mummy

I'm such a handsome boy aren't I?!

Ella thought Grandad Bill would like some of her lip gloss and proceeded to apply it, much to everyone's amusement!!!

We all had so much fun and I can't wait until the christening so I can see all the English relatives and friends together with my Irish family and friends.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Nanny and Great Nanny come to visit

Last weekend Nanny Sue and Great Nanny Inger came to visit Charlie. For Great Nanny Inger it was the first time that she had met Charlie so we were all really excited.

They arrived on Saturday morning and we headed back to ours for some lunch and a nice relaxing day. Both nanny's told lots of stories about the "olden days" and we all took lots of photos.

The new nanny gets a nice cuddle with Charlie

Charlie listens in to Nanny's stories

The nanny's can't take their eyes off of the baby boy

Sunday we went to Nanny Ann's house for a lovely roast dinner and then it was time for the Nanny's to leave and head back to England. They could not stop saying how much fun they'd had and how lovely little Charlie was. It was a pleasure to have them over and we can't wait for them to visit again.

Great Nanny is very proud of baby Charlie

Charlie, Nanny Sue, Great Nanny Inger and Daddy

Thanks for all the presents as well, Charlie really is a spoilt little boy!!!! :o)